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of that. [laughter] but i am very pleased to be here at asu's sandra day o'connor's college of law and appreciate the opportunity to speak. and i especially want to thank greg hill the executive director of the indian legal program, darlene and of course patty ferguson for inviting me to be here. i am just so pleased and glad and honored to once again be here at the college and to be part of this lecture series. i have to say at the outset that the program is certainly well known nationally. as a national leader in education and the field of federal indian law. over the years i have very much valued my opportunity to work with the esteemed professor here in various matters. the professor bob clinton and over year bob miller, professor miller, of course professor kevin goldberg currently at the smithsonian's, patti ferguson bonnie as well as carl and i just have to commend the school for such an all-star lineup of indian law professors, part of the faculty of his meeting ranking law school and i'm so glad to be here. i've been inspired by the scholarship, the innovation and the lead
. it attacks cost drivers like medical liability law that are making health care unaffordable. it restores pricing flexibility to plans so a healthy young person can again purchase catastrophic insurance for next to nothing. it takes the best of the american health care system, preserves it, and corrects its flaws. i realize the senate's likely to bury this reform as it has so many, but it's important that the house pass it so that the american people can see that there is still hope to save what was once the finest health care system in the world and can be again as soon as this favored dream of obamacare finally breaks. we have just been through a government shutdown because democrats refused even to consider delaying the obamacare train wreck. they got their way, and that train wreck is now upon us. i believe in the coming months the american people will recognize the urgent warnings that the republicans tried so desperately to convey. and they'll be looking for a way out. we need to blaze that trail now. for that reason i rise to ask the house leadership to bring the republican health
isn't just the website. it's the whole law. i have heard from hundreds of my constituents who are seeing their premiums rise. they are seeing their policies being cancelled. many again are lose can their plans. >> after their failed strategy to kill the law by shutting down the government, split the party in two. iranians are unified in sfaking problems on the website. >> i don't think anybody would deny this fact, these past 29 days have been nothing shorts of a disaster. >> when pressed, marilyn taffner refused to say how many people had actually been able to get insurance through the website. >> are you getting those numbers? >> am i getting those numbers? not yet. >> you have no numbers on who is enrolled? so you have no idea? >> well have those numbers available in november. >> if you don't have insurance by march 31st you face a fine. if the problems persist, more democrats are joining the republican call to delay that deadline. tavener vowed to fix what's wrong. ? >> i want to insure you that healthcare.gov can and will be fixed. we are working around the clock to deliv
into effect as the result of bigger waters flood insurance reform law. so i urge my colleagues in the senate to pass this bipartisan bill that was introduce by senator menendez and senator isakson that would delay the premium increases set to go into effect until after fema has done a study and provided congress with a plan to make the rates basically affordable. our families work so hard. they're trying to rebuild. and, frankly, they deserve nothing less. some homeowners, even as they do rebuild, have started seeing their rates increase. this would cause so many of our constituents to be forced out of their homes and communities that they love, that they lived in their whole lives. this is why the menendez-isakson bill is so critical and why i strongly urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to support this commonsense legislation. now as we focus on providing communities with all of the resources they need to rebuild from sandy, the federal government is partnering with states and local governments, the private sector and academia to develop solutions that will protect us from the ne
care law, but said ultimately, she is accountable. >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of health care dot guv. so let me say directly to these americans, you deserve better. i apologize. >> chairman fred upton accused sebelius and others of false advertising prior to the healthcare.gov launch. >> over the months leading up to october 1 launch, the secretary and her colleagues at hhs repeatedly looked us in the eye and testified that everything was on track. >> after a lot of finger pointing in recent weeks, marsha blackburn from tennessee preced on who is to blame and asked if it was any of the top medicare officials. >> michelle snyder is the one responsible for this debacle? >> well -- excuse me, congresswoman. michelle snyder is not responsible for the debacle. hold me accountable for the debacle. i'm responsible. >> in four than four weeks after the launch, the website was taken off line again last night and remained out of commision all morning. >> the program has crashed and burned at least three times and the user is still having problems.
americans who have to pay for their own health insurance now have to switch to fl comply with the law. we'll give the affordable healthcare act a checkup, who will have to change their plans and why, and how will it affect young healthy americans. the success depends on the young signing up in large numbers. >> on capitol hill today marilyn tavenar, the administrator for cms answered tough questions about the affordabl affordable . >> i want to assure you that it can and will be fixed, and we're working around the clock to deliver the shopping experience that you deserve. >> reporter: but new to the hearing, individuals receiving cancellation letters from their insurance providers. >> i would take them back to the free affordable care act days if you were in the market, half the individuals in the market did not stay on their policies, they were kicked off for pre-existing conditions. they saw their premiums go up 20% a year. now, in fact, the issuer has decided to change the plan didn't have to. plans were grandfathered in in 2010. if they didn't make significant changes in cost sharings
. source, law-enforcement the southern poverty law center says the gunman was carrying a note making racist, homophobic, and sexist slurs about government officials and andribing the tsa conspiratorial terms. the obama administration is rejecting calls to plant -- grand, sita nsa leaker edward snowden. in a letter given to a german lawmaker last week, snowden called on the u.s. to drop charges against him, writing "speaking the truth is not a crime." on sunday, dan pfeiffer ruled out clemency and said snowden should return to face criminal charges. in some of the latest snowden's disclosures, the "new york times" reports the nsa intercepted the talking points of view into secretary -- you would secretary-general ban ki- moon ahead of a meeting with president obama in april. we will have more on the story with the reporter scott shane after the headlines. a newly disclosed document shows the british government justified detaining the partner journalist glenn greenwald by accusing him of espionage and terrorism. in august, david maranda was on his way home to brazil when he was held from his
they're in a union or not. mr. griffin has extensive experience in employment law. he's highly respected by his fellow labor lawyers on both the union and business sides. as general counsel for the nlrb he will safeguard fair compensation and working conditions for all american workers. this week the senate will also vote on a number of other crucial executive nominations. some of whom have been stalled for more than a year. the senate will consider the nomination of katherine archuleta to serve as director of the office of personnel management. that is an extremely important position. she started her career in public service as an elementty tri schoolteacher. she will be the agency's first hispanic director. this is what she said -- and i quote -- "you do it as public service because have you a deep passion for public good and civic engagement. that's her quote. she's working in both the transportation and energy departments under president clinton, she served as chief of staff to tib the the labor secretary hilda solis for three years. she is emintentsly qualified yet ms. arc
care law that i think is bad for patients as well as doctors and nurses to take care of them as well as the taxpayers this -- the problems with the bad side are only the tip of the expert. the law itself is fatally flawed in terms of keeping your doctor and all of these cancellations of policies. gerri: i will show some numbers. we have been running a tally on the cancellations. i have something. if you add up all these numbers from all over the country, hundreds of thousands of people getting cancellations. kathleen sebelius was saying that there not cancellations. if they are not, what are they? >> there cancellations, and there are more than some. more and more of these grand father plans will have to make enough changes to comply that there will be canceled, no longer legal for sale which is bad. >> the regulations they wrote after words. the tower of regulations. they've really got very restricted in the regulations when the president said if you like your insurance to keep it. really only if the white house likes your insurance you can keep their insurance. the white house is n
for not enrolling under the new law is effectively waved for six weeks. the new deadline will be march 31st. if you are one of the estimated 15 million americans who buy your own insurance, you are not employed through an employer or insured through an employer, you have to sign up for coverage by the deadline or face a penalty. you can do that through your insurer or go to the government changes, assuming healthcare.gov works one day. >> 8.5 million of 15 million could qualify for a subsidy. the affordable part of the affordable care act may be a misnomer for 6.5 millions that didn't qualify. we talk to a couple in carolina whose old policy is no longer available. >> gregs and his wife got an unpresent surprise - health premiums are doubling. they pay $629 to cover themselves and daughter sophie. in a letter blue cross blue shield of north carolina says it's ending their policy, offering them a new one meeting the criteria. the price tag $1,500. >> naturally i don't get angry, when i do, you know it. >> greg expected an increase. but not that much. >> out of blue, a letter saying your premiums wou
they put a name on. there's no law that says a title of a bill has to be truthful and sometimes that's how you can end up with a bill calling itself affordable care, when a majority lose their insurance, don't get for re they need or, example, find out in three to five years when they need a new pacemaker, the new law will not allow them to get it. those are problems. and what i have also found more and more of are senior citizens who are now beginning to figure out that when the aarp endorsed bamacare, i don't think it's disrespectful to the president justll the bill obamacare, as the president and others called the bill that governor omney signed in massachusetts, romneycare. i don't consider it disrespectful to former governor romney to call it romneycare. i don't think it's disrespectful to call the unaffordable care act obamacare. so no disrespect to the president intended by referring to his signature bill. but people have been hurt. people have been moved from full-time employment to part-time employment. they like their insurance policy, but then they found out they didn't get to
the health care law. >> if you like your health care plan, you keep your health care plan. these folks need to stop scaring everybody. if you like your health care plan, you keep your health care plan. nobody's going to force you to leave your health care plan. if you like your doctor, you keep seeing your doctor. i don't want government bureaucrats meddling in your health care. but the point is i don't want insurance company bureaucrats meddling in your health care either. if you like your private health insurance plan, you can keep it. if you're one of more than the 250 million americans who already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance. >> well, now, that promise is proving impossible to keep and we're hearing from people who buy their insurance on the individual market like self-employed realtor debra who recently got a notice from her insurer saying her policy will no longer be offered because of the new requirements in the law. >> all i want is what i currently have. i want to keep my doctors, and i would like to have lower premiums. >> the health care law require
is that pledge only counted until the health care law was signed in march of 2010 only for policies that were in effect before then. any way, these policies are lousy. >> there's two things. there was no extenuating circumstances when you said you can keep your plan. he didn't add a clause. in fact, he said clearly you can keep your plan. he said it once. he said it a thousand times. this wasn't a minor pledge. it was central to passing the law. it is sort of like the first president bush saying no new taxes. he broke that pledge. at least he had the honesty to tell everybody he was breaking the pledge. the president pledged this and never admitted he was going to break it. there's millions of people going to lose it, at least 15 million, including people in the small business community. many small business people are going to lose their plans too. >> we're going to get to that. dr. emanuel, the "wall street journal" reported this weekend that you in fact were part of a debate inside the white house at the time about whether or not this claim you can keep your plan, you can keep your doctor w
to individual insurer. >> in d.c. there is state level laws that basically outlaw the sale or purchase outside of insurance exchange. >> hadley, good luck. do you think you will ever get through on this. >> i don't know. i will explore my options and see what i can do next year. >> the magic date might be december 1st. obama administration says this will all be working as of november 30th. try december 1st. >> thanks. >> good luck. next guest force president obama to stick to his promise. what is he doing? you will find out next. ready to run your lines? okay, who helps you focus on your recovery? yo, yo, yo. aflac. wow. [ under his breath ] that was horrible. pays you cash when you're sick or hurt? [ japanese accent ] aflac. love it. [ undehis breath ] hate it. helps you focus on getting back to normal? [ as a southern belle ] aflac. [ as a cowboy ] aflac. [ sassily ] aflac. uh huh. [ under his breath ] i am so fired. you're on in 5, ck. [ male announcer ] when you're sick or hurt, aflac pays you cash. find out more at aflac.com. >> warning going out to trick or treaters in one neighborhood.
to be in panic mode. they are firing out about the president's explicitly clear health care law which did not turn out to be true. promise, if you like your plan, if you like your doctor you can keep them. we heard it over and over and over again. fact, over ten, perhaps as many as 15, perhaps more million people will lose their plans. and perhaps their doctors. and this administration knew it at the very time the president promised us otherwise. tonight, we investigate how the president's signature legislative achievement has come to shock and distress millions of americans tonight instead of helping them. we'll show you exactly why millions of americans are being kicked off of their insurance plans at this moment. and what happens if they cannot get insurance before their current plans expire. are these people going to be left uncovered? wouldn't that be ironic? we'll investigate why the administration is now putting all the blame on the insurance companies, should it have foreseen that they would act in this manner? did they lay the groundwork that would essentially force them to act i
administration has now delayed six weeks the enrollment. do you like that? >> this is a law that the president continues to figure isn't the law. he continues to make changes. this is the about 14th time he has made some change in the law i support legislation to actually give every american an opportunity to delay it for a year. i think we ought to remove this individual mandate permanently. >> i think it was senator mike lee who had a conversation with us. he said the law has been quote amend ad so many times whether people get exemptions or postponements or waivers that there have been some changes in the law that it's not the law that was passed by congress whether you like it or not. do you feel the same way he does about that. >> i do feel that way. we ought to legislatively. i'm a doctor, i want to make sure that americans get affordable care without all these regulations, mandates, taxes and there are ways that we can do it. what we are seeing with this healthcare law and so much attention is to the web site. the web site is really just the tip of the iceberg, there are big problems co
with the affordable care act. >> the problem with obamacare isn't just the website, it's the whole law. >> democrats fiercely defend the law and site. >> everybody needs to chill out, because it is going to work. >> we are working around the clock to deliver the shopping experience that you deserve. >> according to prepared testimony released by the white house, secretary see bellous will admit to some of the problems saying: >> she is expected to blame the website contractors saying they have not met expectations. last week in another congressional hearing, the lead contractors said they only had two weeks in september to do end to end testing of the system, something they say should have taken months. the white house is still promising a quick fix. >> by the end of november, the experience on the site will be smooth for the vast majority of users. >> the obama administration points out there are other ways to sign up. >> they can use the call center, paper applications, then we have in-person assistance available in each state. >> president obama is scheduled to be in boston today. he's hoping to
the president made when he sold his health care law. promises such as if you like your health care plan you can keep it and that premiums would drop by $2,500. those promises, mr. speaker, are now on the ash heap of history. here's what i'm hearing from my district. a woman from allegeny county recently showed me the letter she got from her insurance letter. the letter begins -- this is to inform you that we'll discontinue your health care plan on december 31, 2013. mr. rothfus: a father tells me that his family's coverage will be terminated next year. another woman in the north hills tells me she gets insurance through her employer, a small business, but her share of the premiums are frippling. when a product comes with a promise that is broken, you take it back and look for a new product. the empowering patients first health and the american health care reform act are examples of new health care reform products we can look at. they are solutions that empower consumers and not washington elites and they are a good place to start. i thank the speaker and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: f
hill. that will be coming up next later on. look at the other aspects of the health-care law. the new information on that as well. all that and more as "washington journal" continues after this. ♪ montana became a state in 1889. it took us about 10 years to get our ducks in a row. then we added two wings on either side of the building in 1912. in 1999 the building underwent a huge restoration project to from thatits grander 1902. what you see today is what it would've looked like about a hundred years ago. >> along with discoverers of the gold the west, last chance gulch really was one of the major 1819 aries and some million dollars in currency was taken out of this place. it is a town where there was a lot of money. they say that there were more millionaires per capita here in helena than in any other place in the 1890s. there's never been proven. it is a legend. but it is a place where you can see the wealth that was poured into the community in the 1880s and 1890s. later in helena the nickname the queen city of the rockies because of that. ♪ >> spend this weekend exploring mon
care law's botched rollout is expected to face harsh questioning today. >> lawmakers are expected to grill secretary kathleen sebelius, as the president's past comments come back to haunt him. abc's tahman bradley is live in washington this morning. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, john and diana. the obama administration is apologizing for the botched obama care rollout. and today, the person in charge takes the hot seat. today, the woman who manages obama care, health and human services secretary, kathleen sebelius, faces congress. she will blame the failures of the healthcare.gov website on the contractors who built it. but documents show that the main contractor warned the government about issues with the site before it went live, raising questions about whether the administration should have delayed the launch of the health care marketplace. admitting healthcare.gov has not performed properly, the obama administration apologized to the public. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> reporter: republicans say probl
. haves the whole reason we civil rights laws. i suppose we could go back to the days when employers could say i am not going to hire any jewish people or restaurants could say we are not owing to serve blacks in here. that's what our modern several rights laws are based on and i don't think it is asking too includedpeople to be on that based on their sexual orientation. host: we will go to john from polaski, virginia, on our line for independents. caller: good morning and thank you for having me on. i think it is a terrible thing that there is such a discrimination in the world today. i think everybody should sit back and relax and look at the fact that we are all part of the same race, the human race, and we all have to work together. otherwise, we are pretty much doomed. a little bit more from that "wall street journal" story, talking about the politics of this and how it might split some in the republican party. that's today's "wall street journal." we will look at more of that and the editorials on both sides of this issue. first, let's point out a column that was posted last night on
's the whole law. >> reporter: democrats fiercely defending the law and the site. >> everybody needs to chill out because it is going to work. >> reporter: according to prepared testimony, secretary see -- se bealous has said, quote. see bealous is expected to blame the contractors. the lead contractors on the site said they only had two weeks in september to do end to end testing on the system. something they say should have taken months. >> by the end of november the experience on the site will be smooth for the vast majority of users. >> reporter: the obama administration points out there are other ways to sign up, through call centers, paper applications and in person assistance in every state. eric holder, al jazeera. >> these are the live images coming from capitol hill. secretary sebelius seated just moments ago and she was surrounded by a sea of cameras. this is the beginning of the testimony. >> we look forward to a thoughtful conversation on a number of issues, including transparency and fairness. in the months leading up to the october 1st, launch, the secretary and her colleagues
counted until the health care law was signed? 2010. and these policies are lousy. >> there is two things to it. there was no extenuating circumstances when he said you can keep your plan. he said clearly you can keep your plan. this is not a minor pledge. it's like the first president bush saying no new taxes in 1990 and 1988. he broke that pledge and he had the honesty to say he was. millions of people will lose it, at least 15 million including people in the small business community. >> we'll get to that. let's stay with the idea of the pledge. dr. emanuel "the wall street journal" reported that you were part of a debate in the white house about this claim. that you can keep your plan or your doctor is misleading. let me ask the question. on megan kelly's show this week, you blamed the insurance companies. >> if an insurance company decided they're going to change how they structure the plan, that's not the government, that's the business. >> but doctor, the obama care law demands they change their plans. >> first of all, i want to say the president takes very seriously what i -- it go
captured the attacker. martha: during their darndest to defend the law as new questions emerge on whether top administration officials lied about the rollout. we will talk about that. >> before obamacare we were having-- >> will those people be able to keep their coverage? i got this. [thinking] is it that time? the son picks up the check? [thinking] i'm still working. he's retired. i hope he's saving. i hope he saved enough. who matters most to you says the most about you. at massmutual we're owned by our policyowners, and they matter most to us. whether you're just starting your 401(k) or you are ready for retirement, we'll help you get there. martha: two planes collided in midair, and amazingly everybody survived. both of these planes were loaded with skydivers when they crashed early saturday morning. the passengers were preparing to jump at the time and were able to parachute to safety. one plane landed safely, the crashed to the ground. >> very, very lucky. anytime two planes collided in the air, it is a potential disaster for everybody involved. so we were all very, very lucky. mar
president obama signed the affordable care act into law have been turbulent, period marked by relentless and unanimous resistance from the opposition to establish law, consider this. president franklin roosevelt rolled out a series of programs he designed to combat the great depression, programs to build things, grow things, establish union rights and retirement programs for some federal workers. when fdr established the new deal, he, too, was met with fierce opposition. not just from members of the other party, but from the courts. during roosevelt's first term as president, the supreme court declared parts of his program unconstitutional. naturally that did not sit well with fdr so he sent congress a bill that would give the president the authority to appoint one new supreme court justice for every sitting justice over the age of 70. since there were six justices over 70 years old back then, that would mean six new justices. presumably all of them democrats. fdr lost the new deal rulings 6-3, but on a 15-member court with six new democrats, six new fdr appointees, he probably would hav
scrutiny, as white house officials admit some plans will cease to exist under the law. >> it's true there are existing health care plans on the individual market that don't meet those minimum standards and, therefore, do not qualify for the affordable care act. there are some that can be grandfathered if people want to keep insurance that's substandard. what is also true is americans who have insurance on the existing individual market will now have numerous options available to them. >> reporter: president obama making an obama care pitch to young people. you must sign up for health insurance to avoid a fine. >> when you look at the number of young people who actually want health insurance but are having trouble affording it, the fact we're making it affordable for them for the first time, that's a big deal. >> reporter: a new study shows 70% of eligible americans between 18 and 34 can now purchase coverage for less than $100 per month. that's if they can sign up. health care.gov was knocked offline sunday, along with the data hub that verifies eligibility for government subsidies.
if they liked it. but when pressed if the president of the responsible for the law failures, she said, whatever, yes. he is the president. fox news chief congressional correspondent mike emmanuelle on capitol hill with our report. >> reporter: kathleen sebelius defending the roll out of president's health care law but said, she is accountable. >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of healthcare.gov. so let me say to these americans, you deserve better. i apologize. >> reporter: chairman upton accused sebelius and others of false advertising prior to healthcare.gov launch. >> over months leading to october 1 launch, secretary and her colleagues at hhs looked us in the eye, and testified that everything was on track. >> reporter: after a lot of finger pointing, republican blackburn from tennessee pressed on who is to blame, asked if it was any of the top medicare officials. >> michelle snide ser snider is. >> excuse me, michelle snider is not responsible, hold me accountable i am responsible. >> reporter: the web site was taken off line last night and remained out of co
, not that quality, but the law requires that everyone have a one-size-fits-all government designed benefit package. all ten categories in it. so the 50-year-old couple has to pay for maternity care. the straight arrow, he has to pay for in-patient sensitive treatment. john: he wants everyone to be protected. >> the assumption is that we are too stupi to choose our own health insurance. that is why right now millions of people who are promised they could keep their health plan up are being herded out of the plans. you can almost hear the whip cracking. john: it includes all this stuff >> oh, yes. suddenly the washington bureaucrats have changed the promise. it is not you can keep your plan if you like it. it is, you had a plan that was a scam. you were too stupid to know it. now we are giving you the package that we know is right. john: which costs a lot more. >> of course it does. it includes all of these things you don't need, but they want you to have it, not because you will use the services, because you're going to put your money in there so that they can spend your money taking care of somebo
in terms of we understand under the case law. >> i would disagree with your assessment of the grandfathering exemptions. the regulation itself says it is a right and it's a definite. >> your case hinges on how we construe the grandfathering? >> not necessarily. the other exemptions have about be taken into account as well. >> we've gone through them. have i missed some? >> no, that is the point. >> well, they're insignificant. corporations you can't argue that as a basis. >> that is why we're here because we don't qualify for any of the exemptions. we're saying rifra requires we begin an exemption because of those other exemptions. we don't pretend we're a religious corporation. we have say the exercise of religion is not necessarily limited to people in the quote, unquote, religion business. anymore than in the bill lotty case, the supreme court rejected this approach that freedom of speech for corporations for corporations in the speech business. i frankly disagree with your honor's assessment of the scope of the exemptions. they're massive. >> there is a case, i don'
law while campaigning for terry mcauliffe in virginia. we'll ask the republican in that race ken kucuccinelli what he makes of all of this. first to that number and the guy who came up with it. he's a research scholar at duke university. he's also with the american enterprise institute. what seems to be raising eyebrows with this study, your study, chris, is that it dwarfs anything we've been told about people who might be self-employed and seeking insurance. this cuts to the core of those covered right now by their companies, that that could be short lived. explain. >> well, keep in mind 18 million to 50 million will actually literally lose their plans. that is they will not have their plan and have to start from scratch on the exchange. but 129 million represents the people who have even if they enjoyed their coverage in the past will have different coverage with the bells and whistles that will cost them more money in premipremiums. >> if you were covered at a premiere company, you were among those thought not to be affected by this. you say not so. why? >> well, because about
not spy on anyone except for valid foreign intelligence purposes and only work within the law. >> u.s. intelligence listened in on the conversations of 35 american allies. reports that drew sharp criticism from top members of congress in both parties. >> the reports are very disturbing. friends don't spy on friends. >> reporter: or do we? is spying on friends still going on? >> is the united states now listening in on the phone conversations of friendly presidents and prime ministers? >> john, i'm not going to get in to discussions of specific activities, intelligence gathering activities. >> we are listening in to the conversations of friendly heads of state. >> again i'm not going to talk about specific or alleged intelligence gathering operations. >> the head of the nsa warned that new limits on u.s. espionage could be dangerous. >> is much more important for this country that we defend this nation and take the beatings than to give up on a program that would result in this nation being attacked. >> reporter: the u.s. has been under fire over reports the u.s. collected tens of mi
. as the law says and as the president made clear in the statements that you cite, if you had insurance coverage on the individual market when the affordable care act was passed into law and you liked that plan and you wanted to stay on it even though it didn't meet the minimum standards that the affordable care act would bring into place on january 1, 2014, you can keep that coverage. you're grandfathered in. that plan and your association with it are grandfathered in citizen in perpetuity. not for a year, not for five years, but forever. but what is not the case is if your insurer basically threw you off that plan by telling you after a year or two that it was changing and said here's your new option because your plan has changed, that that new plan is grandfathered in because how could that be? you can't grandfather in a plan -- >> [inaudible] >> look, it's not about fault. insurers are in the leadup to the creation of these marketplaces were doing what they'd always done. and based on the incentives that existed in the existing insurance market for individuals. the good news is that
plans before the affordable care act became law and you really liked that plan, you are able to keep it. that's what i said when i was running for office. that was part of the promise we made. but ever since the law was passed, if insurers decided to downgrade or cancel these substandard plans, what we said under the law is, you have to replace them with quality comprehensive coverage because that too was a central premise of the affordable care act from the very beginning. jon: senior white house foreign affairs correspondent bowl goal is live outside the -- wendell goler is live outside the white house. wendell. >> reporter: as you heard the president say part of the reason for obamacare to get rid of what he called substandard insurance plans sold primarily on individual market which covers 5% of the country. though the president's focus back in 2009 seemed to be expanding health insurance coverage to people who didn't have any insurance, press secretary jay carney essentially says that it makes no essential to replace no insurance with inadequate health insurance. >> no hospitalizat
insurance. that has been one of president obama's key selling points for his new health care law. >> if you've got health insurance, it doesn't mean a government takeover. you keep your own insurance. if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. >> but four sources deeply involved in the affordable care act tell nbc news between 45% to 50% can expect to find a cancellation letter in the past year. the reason, their existing policies do not meet the minimum standards mandated by the new health care law. 2010 obama care regulations do cite a normal turnover in the individual insurance market. now the white house is pushing back on the investigation. josh ernest tweeted, quote, that's "a," not new, and "b," not caused by aca. it's a problem aca will solve. for more, head to nbcnews.com. >>> also on monday the obama administration granted a six-week extension without penalty to sign up for coverage. the new deadline now is march 31th. >>> now to the other issue causing white house headaches. those u.s. spy games around the world. president obama is now calling for programs monitoring our alli
selling points for his new health care law. >> if you got health insurance, it doesn't mean a government takeover. you keep your own insurance. if you like your plan you can keep your plan. >> but four sources deeply involved in the affordable care act tells nbc news between 50% and 75% of americans can expect a cancellation letter over the next year. that's because their existing policies don't meet the standards mandated by the new health care law. 2010 obama care regulations also cite a normal turnover in the insurance market. the white house is pushing back on nbc's investigation. deputy press secretary tweeting, quote that's a, not new and b, not caused by aca. for more head to nbcnews.com. the obama administration granted a six week delay. >>> now the u.s. spy games around the world. president obama is now calling for programs monitoring our allies to stop but new complaints allege the nsa also tapped international private citizens. nbc's tracie potts joins us live from washington. good morning. we're hearing there are calls for a major review? >> reporter: exactly. the president s
between them and their doctor. >> as the law states, if you had a plan on the individual market that you wanted to keep, you could keep it, but the law could not order insurers not to cancel that plan. >> breaking the president's promise that if you like the care you have, you could keep it, hell no. the affordable care act it in its very rules are guaranteeing millions of people will be thrown out off the healthcare they want. >> karl rove joins us. nice to see you, carl. >> good to see you, greta. >> karl, the president is getting a lot of heat for that comment because people are saying he knew people would lose their healthcare plans are. i'm not so sure that he actually knew it that he was that connected to it i don't know if that makes it worse that he was that disconnected from the actual rollout or that he knew and looked the other way. i don't know which is worse. >> that's a good point. though, he had to know. on december 19th of 2009, the congressional budget office sent to congress a letter this was also received at the white house that said between 8 to 9 million americans ar
. >> unfortunately obama care as long as it's the law of the land. we had a vote in the last little kerfuffle over the last continuing resolution whether we would eliminate this staff carveout that treats them differently, better than the rest of the population. all democrats voted against it. all republicans voted for eliminating the carveout but it lost on a partisan vote. >> if a member of your staff goes into obama care in the district, is it the same that if i signed up for the same option? would i have the same or do they get a little extra money some place? >> they get the employer contributions for employer provided coverage. >> that they get anyway? >> that they get currently now under the federal plan. but, no other american gets that same contribution from employer. actually prohibited from getting this. you would get a subsidy if you were within 400% of poverty. so that's why this special carveout is really just egregious. senator vitter has been the leader on this effort to try to elim that the the carveout. democrats have voted against it every time. >> if you are not going into the
, but the law requires that everyone have the one size fits all government designed benefit package. it has to have all ten categories in it. the 50-year-old compauple will for maternity care. the straight arrow has to pay for inpatient treatment. >> the president wants everyone to be protected. >> the assumption is we are too stupid to choose our own health insurance. that's why right now millions of people who were promised they could keep their healthcare are will go herded out of their plans. >> the new plans include all of this stuff. >> suddenly the washington bureaucrat and people like kathleen sebelius changed the promise. it's not you can keep your plan if you want it you have a plan that was bgarbage and it was a scam and you were too stupid to know it now we are giving you the pack thanking that is right. >> which costs more. >> of course. they include these things you don't need. they want you to have it. not because you are going to use their services they can pyou ca put your money in there they can spend your money taking care of someone else. colonoscopy. a 30-year-old doesn
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